People get too wrapped up in the 80s being all about new wave, new romantices, synth pop etc. Guitar Bands like Van Halen, Guns and Roses, Motley Crew, Def Leppard, ACDC, Bon Jovi and countless others were all incredibly mainstream and popular.
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Agree.People get too wrapped up in the 80s being all about new wave, new romantices, synth pop etc. Guitar Bands like Van Halen, Guns and Roses, Motley Crew, Def Leppard, ACDC, Bon Jovi and countless others were all incredibly mainstream and popular.
I think it was just the perfect time for lots of one hit wonders with music videos popular and new for time and still radio play was big. Also the mainstream artists all seem to dress up with a theme of a certain look. I admit I did not really care for a lot of it as a kid and then teenager but If I remove my memory of lots of stupid new era videos of these times, the music itself, even some of stuff did not listen to at first, grew on me over time If I do not care about the "look" of the artist. MTV come out. Countdown had existed for eons, every channel had some music show of some kind and then Live Aid came along which was absolutely massive for something well before internet era. It was post disco era of 70's but before albums become redundant way to make yourself known as internet in household was still some time away.I've just spent ages watching music videos from the 80s...
Now, no doubt the 90s was good too, but more in an alt-rock/indie sort of way.
Is it just me or was mainstream music cool, raw, exciting back then and now it isn't at all, whatsoever.
'80s was new-wave and cool I guess.
Way better than today's mainstream.
The more I research the cooler the 80s get, in terms of mainstream singles across the board. Pretty amazing era for feature music.